170 episodes

Melting Pot shares some human stories from all over the world though conversations with inspiring and interesting people.
Despite there being so many diverse cultures, languages, physical appearances, geographical boundaries and locations; there is just one commonality binding us altogether and that is the human story. The commonality between these people is passion or a calling and they have dared to make it their personal reality, by following their dreams, some have tried to introduce unknown aspects of their culture to the world, others have simply made it a way of life and then there are yet others who have made a difference and transformed lives. 
Payal has been in awe of most of her guests through her podcasting journey so far and she feels humbled at how they have opened up their hearts and shared their life stories with her which she is then able to bring to listeners from all over the world to enjoy, listen, appreciate, absorb and take away from.

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Melting Pot Payal Nayar

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Melting Pot shares some human stories from all over the world though conversations with inspiring and interesting people.
Despite there being so many diverse cultures, languages, physical appearances, geographical boundaries and locations; there is just one commonality binding us altogether and that is the human story. The commonality between these people is passion or a calling and they have dared to make it their personal reality, by following their dreams, some have tried to introduce unknown aspects of their culture to the world, others have simply made it a way of life and then there are yet others who have made a difference and transformed lives. 
Payal has been in awe of most of her guests through her podcasting journey so far and she feels humbled at how they have opened up their hearts and shared their life stories with her which she is then able to bring to listeners from all over the world to enjoy, listen, appreciate, absorb and take away from.

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    Making Illustrations the Way of Life with Aashti Miller

    Making Illustrations the Way of Life with Aashti Miller

    Episode 6 of our Impact of Visual Arts series our host Payal Nayar is in conversation with Aashti Miller an architect, illustrator, and graphic designer. She was born and raised in Mumbai and studied Architecture at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She is the sole force behind MillerInk, an illustration, and graphic design studio. In 2023, she was selected for the Forbes 30 under 30 lists for design.
    One of Aashti’s most notable illustration projects is ‘The World is My Oyster,’ a children’s book which highlights accomplished Indian women and provides role models for little girls ready to take on the world.
    Stay tuned as she gives us a deeper dive into her world of illustrations and designs. Aashti Miller is an architect by day and an illustrator by night. A Henry Adams AIA Medallist and a licensed Architect in the US and India.
    Aashti constructs her drawings in an attempt to make sense of the unexpected collision of her two seemingly disparate worlds. As a result, her aesthetic and style have evolved into detailed drawings that tread the fine line between constructed and painted, digital and analog, and two and three-dimensional Her work is heavily inspired by and explores spaces, places, and faces.
    Tune in as expresses how she looses herself among her graphics and structures while conversing with our host Payal Nayar.
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    • 29 min
    Conversing on Strikes of Inspiration with Alejandro Señero

    Conversing on Strikes of Inspiration with Alejandro Señero

    In episode 5 of Impact of Visual Arts series on Melting Pot we are in conversation with artist Alejandro Seńero.
    Born in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina Alejandro Seńero's works is a constant search for unconscious beauty, symbolic perception, and the expression of individual and generational experiences.
    Stay tuned as he speaks with our host, Payal Nayar, about his artistic process and the evolution of his paintings.
    Alejandro Seero, a French resident, comes from a non-painting family, but he has always felt the brush dipped in colours within him.
    Crossing various currents such as primitive arts, German expressionism, the school of Paris, and naive art. The source of knowledge and inspiration are dreamscapes and voyages, love and death, joy and desolation, dualities, myths, and rites.
    Listen in as he discusses his artistic process, inspiration, and his thoughts on colours and their abstractness.
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    • 33 min
    The impact of art in our lives with Max Pedreira

    The impact of art in our lives with Max Pedreira

    Our conversation in episode 4 of the special series Impact of Visual Arts is with Max Pedreira, a resident of Buenos Aires, Argentina, an artist highly influenced by Impressionism and Expressionism. He has exhibited in various countries like Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Cuba, and the USA. Defining himself as a figurative-abstract painter, he aims his work to reach everyone’s soul and to never be forgotten.
    Max tends to impose complex compositions on his imprint, where the human figure is immersed in labyrinths of compositional rhythms, and the expressionist tone of the figuration joins the planes of symbolic spaces in absolute harmony, here is the paradox, the complex does not shy away or avoid, on the contrary, it captures the viewer's contemplation. His works compel us to look closely. "When the result of the painting is there," he said, "what people say about my painting is that they can't stop watching the painting".
    Tune in to hear Max's conversation with our host Payal Nayar about art and its impact on one's life.
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    • 32 min
    Perceiving photography as an art of self-expression with Erika Arias

    Perceiving photography as an art of self-expression with Erika Arias

    In episode 3 of the special Impact of Visual Arts series, Barcelona-based, Colombian Artist, Erika Arias who loves painting with the camera and is an enthusiast of Spiritual and Therapeutic Photography talks to our host Payal Nayar.
    Her work is the result of an extensive exploration of the body around its identity. While assessing art as a way of self-expression Erika narrates her journey and her thought process behind every picture she has got under her sleeves. Stay tuned to hear her explorations in this episode.
    Erika is a bold expressionist and her every piece is an exploration of the human figure, the tangible, as a container of memory and emotions that are recorded through the physical and emotional experiences we have lived previously. Having reached a point where movement and body expression, the discipline of music, all of this together with elements of nature such as water, has allowed her to understand and discover that there is an implicit and binding therapeutic exercise in this combination of action and expression.
    Tune in as Erika shares her perspectives and her experiments with the elements with our host Payal Nayar.
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    • 34 min
    Self-portrait, learning the art of acceptance with Eva Zaikoff

    Self-portrait, learning the art of acceptance with Eva Zaikoff

    In episode 2 of our series Impact of Visual Arts, we are in conversation with Eva Teneva Zaikoff, a visual artist.
    Her paintings depict everyday artistic elements that we often miss. With a degree in Graphic Art and printmaking, her art is usually inspired by her surroundings.
    Stay tuned as she shares her journey, work, and emotions behind her portraits.
    Eva Teneva Zaikoff takes us through her journey as a child who loved colours to a visual artist who shows people a new way of self-love through self-portraits.
    Eva expresses herself on canvas taking inspiration from people, objects, and situations around her. Eva expresses her love and curiosity behind her portraits and her thoughts on how art creates an impact on an individual and society with our host Payal Nayar.
    Episodes are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, and Google Podcasts and wherever else you may listen to podcasts and on YouTube.
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    • 39 min
    Turning Curiosity into a masterpiece with Rajae Qarrou!

    Turning Curiosity into a masterpiece with Rajae Qarrou!

    We kickstart 2023 with a brand new series Impact Of Visual Arts with the talented Rajae Qarrou a civil engineer and self-expressionist artist based in Barcelona, Rabat, Paris, and Kuwait.
    Rajae attended the Barcelona Atelier of Art and the Barcelona Academy of Art after the death of her father, which had a profound impact on her life.
    Stay tuned as Rajae discusses her curiosity and spontaneity as an artist on our upcoming episode.
    Rajae Qarrou grew up in Morocco before moving to Paris at the age of 20 to study engineering at ESTP, Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics, and finance at Dauphine University.
    She worked as an engineer in the construction sites, and then she became a luxury real estate developer.
    Our host Payal Nayar discusses with Rajae her love of colours, her thoughts on the pieces she has set, her love of spontaneity while holding the brush, and her thoughts on the impact art has on an individual.
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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Thakur Bharat ,

Brilliantly Human

Payal’s podcast shows the human angle, being that we are human, it is just wonderful to sit and listen to a conversation between human beings, about real life. Thank you Payal, for doing what you do. Take care and be well. Namaste.

Matsvb ,

Simple stories of simple people

Delightful podcasts that showcases the interviewer’s passion for travel. Every episode captures modern day migration and the stories of not so extraordinary people in our ordinary life. Payal lends a voice for these people to share their journey and stories with us. When travel becomes a norm again, I hope to visit these wonderful places. I hope to hear more diverse stories of simple ordinary people, their lives and the big changes they have made to those around them.

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Follow your heart

Payal brings her love for travel and new experiences to gathering a diverse group of people...all linked together by a deep desire to follow their passions.

Really interesting stories brought to life in conversational style interviews! Look forward to more!

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